All is well, the loft health has been very good, and the birds look very good as well. The only real trouble I had was the plague with hawks that prevented me from loft exercising as I wanted to, even thoiugh I would skip a few days of letting them out, when I would let them out the hawk would drive them away again with birds returning a day or two later and some not showing up at all. Even though several hawks don't live in the area any more, another one shows up again. I've been working around this the best I can. I also had trouble with several chip bands that went bad so trying to post results or take inventory was worthless, I now have the bad chips changed.
The first 100 mile toss is Aug. 20th, At this time the birds have been tossed one time @ 5 miles, one time @ 7 miles, twice @ 10 miles, twice @ 20 miles, twice @ 30 miles, and twice @ 40 miles with no bad tosses and the birds are coming good. The next toss will be on line. Good Luck to all Dale,
Just so everyone knows that under the tab missing birds. The birds listed are for other races and are not eligible for the Midwest or Flying Aces races! The birds are for Purple Heart Race and Gold Band races, hope this answers your questions.
Thank you, Marykaye
Just a note to say all is well, the birds are now in 2 groups divided by age.The older group will soon be off the darkening while the younger birds will stay on it for a few more weeks. All the birds have been settled and moulting as they should. The health has been perfect and hawk troubles few. Due to all birds being double entered for the Midwest race along with the OLR, the number of entries is down from the past with 133 birds being sent in. Even though the numbers are low for a one loft race the quality of the birds here is excellent and it shows. I can see very good things in the future.
Good luck to all Dale
All is well here and doing good. The birds are on track and moulting as they should, the last group of 24 were let out this evening after the main group was called in, all 24 were in at dusk, I let them out 3 times on their own before being moved in with the main group, this has served me well with few losses off the roof. With 2 hawk attackes their were 12 birds lost,3 of them killed and most of the others replaced. If you did not get a call from me your birds are still here.
The health of the loft has been very good with only 3 birds that went into sick bay, 2 have recovered nicely and the other may or may not make it as of yet. Old birds have been flying real good staying at the top portion and even winning some of them. Check it out on the Twin Cities Concourse results.
Good luck to all, Dale and crew,
Time is running out the deadline for entering the FAOL and Midwest race is coming to an end, So hurry and enter your winning birds. Remember there is 5 WAY'S to win prize money by entering the FAOL along with the Midwest race! The birds that here that are here are all doing very good. Due to my darkening system, there has shown, no difference between the winning birds that are entered early or later, so feel free to enter now!
Dale Golla & Crew
All is well here and birds are starting to come in. Looking forward to a good OB season again as well. I will be flying Gold Band and Purple Heart banded birds for those intrested. These two races are between the 2nd OLR and the last OLR & Midwest race. Good luck to all Dale,
In response to some inquiries. I have included a Price list for the FAOL/ Midewest race. Their is a new tab under rules "Pricing" this shows what is due at the time of shipping for the FAOL/Midwest race, and what the total cost of a activated bird would be after the 100m toss. I realize the complication but the extra race will be worth it.
Also for those intrested I will be handeling birds for the Gold Band and Purple Heart band races. for those who enter The FAOL/ Midwest race with me.
Thank you, Dale Golla
In response to the inquiries about me being a handler for the Twin Cities Gold Band Race (Sept 23rd) and The Heartland Purple Heart Band Race (Sept 30th) Since my last one loft race is October 6th, I will be a handler for these 2 additional money races. Due to space, I can only accept these special banded birds from those who enter the FAOL/Convention race with me. There will be no additional charge other than the cost of the bands. These special banded birds will be trained and flown along with the FAOL/Convention birds out to the earlier 250 mile (Sept 10th) and 300 mile (Sept 17th) at Lamoine Iowa. These special banded birds are not eligible for the FAOL/Convention Race and are subject to the rules of that particular band race only. In short 6 money races for your bird's when entering the Flying Aces One Loft in 2017. Giving you the most BANG for your BUCK!
Thank You, Dale
One of the best things about our game is this annual feeling of a mello excitement one gets from anticapating the fine YB's one will breed this year out of our special pairings, that you as the breeder chose to mate together. After handling the birds and checking pedgs. to hopefully find the just rite mate for each bird so that a new champion can be added, like a gold record to a musician. The funny thing is no matter how good last season was or was not to us, our expections and hopes of another good season, or a brighter season keeps us intrested in this novel game.
I am pleased with the growing particapation in this years race already, As a club member I wanted to suport my club by being a handler for the Mid West Race, and the only way I could make that work was to have all birds with a dual entry for both races. As a result more races, more compition, and more pay days for my Breeders, looks like a win win to me. Good Luck to all Dale,